Smith, Wing Commander Roderick
SMITH Wing Commander Roderick. A Canadian lawyer from Vancouver, he was 19 when he joined the newly formed 412 Canadian Spitfire Squadron late in 1941. He made his mark as a flight commander in the Battle of Malta in 1942 and from 1944 until the end of the war, as the twice-decorated CO of 401 Squadron, he played his part in the drive through France and into Germany.

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